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Winners of the 2020 Tokyo Anime Awards Announced

Feb 6, 2020 9:53 AM
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Winners of the 2020 Tokyo Anime Awards were announced on Thursday. Judges selected the winners from a pool of 100 titles that either aired or screened between October 14, 2018 and September 30, 2019. The ceremony will take place between March 13 and 16.

Animation of the Year
Kimetsu no Yaiba (Television)
Tenki no Ko (Film)

Fan Award
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Kingdom Movie (Film)

Individual Awards
Best Director: Makoto Shinkai (Tenki no Ko)
Best Script & Original Story: Koyoharu Gotouge (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Best Animator: Akira Matsushima (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Best Art, Color, and Film: Mikiko Watanabe (Violet Evergarden, Kyoukai no Kanata)
Best Sound and Performance: Yuki Kajiura (Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel, Sword Art Online: Alicization - War of Underworld)

Honorary Achievement Awards
Producer: Shouji Satou (Alps no Shoujo Heidi)
Producer: Junzou Nakajima (Mirai Shounen Conan)
Writer: Takeshi Shudou (Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu script)
Animator: Kazuko Nakamura (Hakujaden)
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai (Perfect Blue)
Color Design: Akiko Koyama (Ie Naki Ko Remy)
Composer: Michio Mamiya (Hotaru no Haka)
Voice Actor: Masako Ikeda (Ginga Tetsudou 999)

*Note: The titles listed next to individual awards are merely one series that the winner has worked on; they are not the title that the winner won the award for.

Source: Official site

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Feb 6, 2020 10:02 AM
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Oh wow, look. Demon Slayer won. What a surprise.
Feb 6, 2020 10:16 AM
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Demon Slayer and Weathering with You? Is this a popularity contest or a quality contest?
Bring back down votes on reviews
Feb 6, 2020 10:18 AM
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Not surprised at all to see Kimetsu no Yaiba bossing this award fest too.

I could've sworn Promare was leading first place for films by a large margin early last month though, looks like the winds might've changed course interestingly.
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Feb 6, 2020 10:24 AM
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has everyone forgotten about attack on titan season 3 part 2 or what?
Feb 6, 2020 11:18 AM
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It's quite surprising how big Demon Slayer is.

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Feb 6, 2020 11:32 AM
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I'm surprised Uta no Prince Sama won an award.

The fandom in Tokyo, Japan for Uta no Prince sama seems to be larger than the worldwide one. The ratings are higher for Uta no Prince sama than for other reverse harem anime too! It's not a shock Demon Slayer won so many awards though. Shounen anime are always popular.
Feb 6, 2020 11:32 AM
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As expected, Japanese animation "top" is still obsessed with popularity and commerce. The hollow "candy for the eyes" receive the awards, while something of actual value and intelligent effort is left on the outskirts as a "honourable achievement". If even THE Japanese are in such a sorry state, than what can be expected of the cultural parasites from the West?
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Feb 6, 2020 11:45 AM
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Yugioh VRAINS in the top 10? What kind of joke is that lmao?
Feb 6, 2020 12:33 PM

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It's a business industry nowadays anyways. Remember when Hanada Shonen-Shi won the awards. Good times.
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Demon Slayer is the best animation of the year.....Give me a break! All I'm going to say is Demon Slayer is overrated.

My picks: Dororo (2019), Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2, and Vinland Saga. Keep in mind, these are just some of the shounen shows of this year. Not to mention other animes from other genres.
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Feb 6, 2020 3:09 PM

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Japan really love their ufotable.
Feb 6, 2020 3:34 PM

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That isn't a surprise considering that it could be limited to 'fans' votes only.
Feb 6, 2020 5:32 PM

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another "Kimetsu Yaiba" Awards rofl


not surprised though
Feb 6, 2020 7:08 PM

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Tenki no Ko over Heavens Feel II?

Considering KnY won best anime, and HFII is basically KnY with an actually interesting plot with depth to it... how? I haven't seen Tenki no Ko but I highly doubt it's that good.

All I can imagine is that they are rating on eye candy alone (would make sense given KnY winning best anime) and Tenki no Ko is somehow even better looking than HFII. And I could believe that with Shinkai's previous work, but... something tells me this is just about popularity and the name "Shinkai". He could have put out a mediocre film and people would still have gone crazy for it...
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Feb 6, 2020 9:13 PM

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Zealox23 said:
has everyone forgotten about attack on titan season 3 part 2 or what?


top comment god...
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Feb 6, 2020 9:20 PM
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Well, congrats for hanakana & yuki kaji for winner of both anime (tenki no ki and demon slayer)
Feb 6, 2020 9:26 PM

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Luchia said:
I'm surprised Uta no Prince Sama won an award.

The fandom in Tokyo, Japan for Uta no Prince sama seems to be larger than the worldwide one. The ratings are higher for Uta no Prince sama than for other reverse harem anime too! It's not a shock Demon Slayer won so many awards though. Shounen anime are always popular.
Of course, they have literally the most well known seiyuu cast with a bunch of veterans (Suwabe, Maeno, Tattsun, Mamo, Suzuken etc.) lol
Now with 18 male seiyuu including HEAVENS cast.
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While seeing Demon Slayer win awards that I don’t personally think it deserves annoys me a little, I’m also a sadist and I can’t wait to see the anime community lose its mind when Demon Slayer wins everything in the Crunchyroll awards. What can you do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Feb 7, 2020 12:14 AM

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So is this for just for the animation or the entire anime. If it's only about animation, then Demon Slayer deserves it.

Yuki Kajiura finally got some attention. Both the soundtracks of Heavens Feel and Alicization were so good yet never talked about in the west.
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I think everything is fine except to put "original story" kimetsu no yaiba, I think it should be vinland saga.
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LordSozin said:
Demon Slayer is the best animation of the year.....Give me a break! All I'm going to say is Demon Slayer is overrated.

My picks: Dororo (2019), Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2, and Vinland Saga. Keep in mind, these are just some of the shounen shows of this year. Not to mention other animes from other genres.
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DillonA said:
Zealox23 said:
has everyone forgotten about attack on titan season 3 part 2 or what?


top comment god...
huh? wot do you mean?
Feb 7, 2020 5:34 AM
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Did everyone forget mob psycho 100 season 2, arguably my anime of the year.
Feb 7, 2020 6:01 AM
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darkj25 said:
That isn't a surprise considering that it could be limited to 'fans' votes only.


Only the Fan award is voted, the other is chosen by producers and industry veterans.
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oh it's shinkai film so who woulda thunk it that he wouldn't won? omegaLUL.... I dont know about Demon Slayer hype tbf, I don't check out that much shounen these days but mhhhh, I might check it out...
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_Ako_ said:
oh it's shinkai film so who woulda thunk it that he wouldn't won? omegaLUL.... I dont know about Demon Slayer hype tbf, I don't check out that much shounen these days but mhhhh, I might check it out...

Kimi no na Wa didn't win in 2017, it was Koe no Katachi.
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ShinyHero said:
_Ako_ said:
oh it's shinkai film so who woulda thunk it that he wouldn't won? omegaLUL.... I dont know about Demon Slayer hype tbf, I don't check out that much shounen these days but mhhhh, I might check it out...

Kimi no na Wa didn't win in 2017, it was Koe no Katachi.


oh I thought Kimi no Na Wa won cause the hype train was more loud than Koe no Katachi....
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What.... Demon Slayer anime of the year?.. Is it the same year Vinland saga, AOT s3 p2, mob psycho 100 s2, Beasters aired.
And there you go A generic Anime winning Anime of the season
Feb 7, 2020 12:15 PM

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nitrohawk said:
Demon Slayer and Weathering with You? Is this a popularity contest or a quality contest?


All award shows are popularity contests.
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LordSozin said:
Demon Slayer is the best animation of the year.....Give me a break! All I'm going to say is Demon Slayer is overrated.

My picks: Dororo (2019), Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2, and Vinland Saga. Keep in mind, these are just some of the shounen shows of this year. Not to mention other animes from other genres.


Vinland is seinen though.
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ShinyHero said:
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oh I thought Kimi no Na Wa won cause the hype train was more loud than Koe no Katachi....

If the movie category was fan voted it could have won, but it isn't. It could have won the fan category by there was Yuri!!! On Ice so you know the rest.


I think there was also big hype on YoI because as far as I know it even reached the populace outside of its core audience, ppl have regarded Shinkai as the god of anime movie films and there was even a fucking MAL Article featuring him about this on the same line as how I mentioned him, he has reached new heights and ppl have rode and have seen it.

Movie awards are meh since CR awards have shown how ridiculous it can get, so even if it's jap medium and they're honoring it to have a cucksucking contest of who they want to win and who they think the ppl want to win, meh I have no time for that.
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Ah shit here we go again.
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I'm happy for Demon Slayer.
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Mar 18, 2020 10:54 AM
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You have to be kidding me.
How on earth did attack on titan not win the animation of the year.
Hell even Vinland Saga was a far better anime.

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